How to Update the Firmware on Your Stratasys F123 Series Printer

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It is very important to keep the firmware up to date on your printers. To update the firmware on your Stratasys F123 Series printers follow these steps. First, put the printer into Upgrade Mode: Press the Tools Icon on the screen     2. Press the Maintenance Icon   3.  Press Update Software   The printer will show the Waiting for Upgrade File screen   Open GrabCad Print and select your printer by pressing the arrow to the left of […]

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F123 Firmware Update & GrabCad Software Updates 1.11-1.14

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Released 2/1/18, back end software version 1.5.5420 for the F123 printers changes are as follows; Added oven stabilization time before build to prevent thermal shifting of the part when starting from a cool oven. Duration of stabilization is dependent on recent temperature history of the oven. When coming from room temperature, stabilization time will be 75 minutes. When coming from heated idle, stabilization time is closer to 5 minutes. To minimize stabilization time, run machine in Quick Start mode, found […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Installation Guide Part4 – Composer, Plastics, and Simulation Installation  What do I need to know to install my Composer, Plastics, or Simulation package? First, all of these products are now installed thru the SOLIDWORKS installation manager. To download the installation manager you will need to click the SOLIDWORKS download link. Run the installation manager, and enter the serial number for your products. If you have all of your licenses set up to be renewed at the same time you may have […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Will Not Install on Windows XP

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It’s official – if you plan to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of SOLIDWORKS next year, you will NOT be able to do so on Windows XP. SOLIDWORKS 2012 software (including CAD, Simulation, Sustainability, and Enterprise PDM) will be the last release that supports Windows XP.  This action is being taken as a follow up to Microsoft’s retirement of the Windows® XP operating system in April of 2009. SOLIDWORKS 2013 will not install on Windows XP. For additional […]

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Upgrading to EPDM 2010

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I don’t have the exact numbers, but it surprises me how many of our customers have already upgraded to SOLIDWORKS Enterpise PDM 2010. I am sure the number is close to half -and the release hasn’t even been out a month yet! So far I haven’t found anyone that had a bad upgrade experience. The upgrade runs just as your 2009 service pack upgrades went except you will need to get  new license file, and you will need to run […]

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